What You Can Do To Support The Philippines

This weekend one of the most powerful storms in recorded history hit the eastern side of the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan touched land with winds estimated at points to be between 195-200 miles per hour. For perspective – Super Storm Sandy that devastated the northeastern United States last Halloween…

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Dear Republicans, What Makes Life Worth Living?

When several Republican leaders accused President Obama of aiming to destroy the Republican Party, a bright light went on. The reactionary right may have tossed itself into the dustbin of history already.  Let’s indulge in the hope that this is true. Progressives were dragged kicking and screaming…

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Post Sandy Stress Syndrome

I live amidst downed trees, glaring street lights powered up by generators and discarded Sandy-soaked possessions. I am one of the lucky ones.  I got my electrical power back after two weeks. However, the utility company in many ways transformed into a futility company. Meanwhile all around…

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